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The Chickpea Salad Fix For Anytime Hunger (Recipe)

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Rinse and drain 540 ml canned chickpeas. Soak 3 sun-dried tomatoes until plump. Rinse and dice. Mix with chickpeas along with 1 tomato, diced, 1/2 yellow pepper, diced, 2 green onions, sliced, 1/2 cup sliced cucumber, sea salt, pepitas, and raw sunflower seeds. Dress with vinaigrette or a dressing you like. Serve on a bed of arugula, spinach, and romaine. Toss in a protein form if you like and have at lunch or as a snack.

This chickpea salad is a favorite of mine. Enjoy it for lunch, as a snack, or as a side with any meal. Add any protein to make it more filling! This recipe is free of dairy, gluten, and soy.

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas (540 ml), rinsed and drained
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, sliced
  • 1 small tomato, diced
  • 1/2 yellow pepper, diced
  • 3 sun-dried tomatoes, soaked, rinsed and diced
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Pepitas
  • Raw sunflower seeds
  • Greens (arugula, spinach, and romaine)
  • Vinaigrette or your favorite homemade salad dressing

Directions

  • Rinse and drain chickpeas and place in a glass bowl.
  • Soak sun-dried tomatoes in hot water until plump, rinse, and dice.
  • Add all ingredients in with chickpeas, toss well, and add in salad dressing.
  • Serve over greens.
Shirley Plant

Shirley Plant is a Nutritionist, Dietary Consultant and Author of "Finally... Food I Can Eat - a dietary guide and cookbook for people with food allergies. As someone who has dealt with food allergies and sensitivities most of her life as well as chronic fatigue syndrome she knows only too well how difficult it can be to plan healthy nutritious meals. Her passion is helping people to know what foods fuel their body and which ones deplete it.

Shirley Plant

Shirley Plant is a Nutritionist, Dietary Consultant and Author of "Finally... Food I Can Eat - a dietary guide and cookbook for people with food allergies. As someone who has dealt with food allergies and sensitivities most of her life as well as chronic fatigue syndrome she knows only too well how difficult it can be to plan healthy nutritious meals. Her passion is helping people to know what foods fuel their body and which ones deplete it.

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